Business

Development

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art floats its latest plans for expansion

Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is taking its case for expansion to museum neighbors and members. It particularly needs better office space and is looking to expand into houses it owns across 45th Street from the museum. It’s also working with the city and others interested in developing a cultural arts district stretching east from the Country Club Plaza.

Technology

Sprint customers have fewer problems, survey says

J.D. Power and Associates ranked wireless carriers based on service problems experienced by 43,300 consumers. Verizon customers reported the fewest problems, but Sprint customers had fewer than AT&T or T-Mobile customers in most regions of the country, according to the report.

Business

Shareholder votes set on $8.6 billion utilities merger

Owners of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. will vote next month at simultaneous meetings in the companies’ respective headquarters cities. The proposed merger also faces regulatory reviews. Missouri regulatory staff are in talks with Great Plains.

Business

Attorneys fees ruling comes in ‘hot fuel’ case

A federal judge approved $18.9 million in attorneys fees Tuesday in class-action “hot fuel” cases filed against gas stations that did not account for the expansion of gasoline in warmer temperatures. The cases stemmed from reporting done in 2006 by The Kansas City Star.

Videos

Live tweeting by Kansas City police catches on

Sarah Boyd, public relations specialist for the Kansas City Police Department is the designated tweeter and has developed a large following. According to Boyd her goal when live-tweeting on patrol shifts is to give the community insight to the many challenges the officers face every day.
Joe Ledford The Kansas City Star
Live tweeting by Kansas City police catches on 2:21

Live tweeting by Kansas City police catches on

High rents in KC cripple the poor 4:08

High rents in KC cripple the poor

One city, one flag 2:22

One city, one flag

Priorities For KC East Side Development 1:26

Priorities For KC East Side Development